Sponsorship Graduate

Congratulations Kilmiya!!

Naomi Booth :: Saturday 26th August 2023 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/549/w288/grad.jpgSponsorship programmes are one of the key ways in which Ocean Stars Trust empowers children through education in Sri Lanka. Kilmiya started her sponsorship with Ocean Stars in 2005, aged 5. We watched her grow and blossom into a young lady and pass her GCSE and A Level exams.

Kilmiya lives in a village which was devastated by the Boxing Day tsunami. Her father is a fisherman, and her mother is a housewife. When we first started sponsoring Kilmiya, fishing was banned because of the war and the strong naval presence in the waters around Trincomalee. So, times were very tough for her family.

We are very proud that Kilmiya was the first woman in her village to get a place at the University of Jaffna to study for a BSC in Biological Sciences. We are thrilled to say that Kilmiya graduated from the University of Jaffna with a 2.1 degree. Kilmiya is now hoping to do a Diploma in Pharmacy and to be selected to become a graduate teacher.
Well done and Congratulations Kilmiya!!
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